Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-September 1862)
Date(s): June 27-28, 1862
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan [US]; Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 830 total
Description: While battle raged north of the Chickahominy River at Gaines Mill on June 27, Magruder demonstrated against the Union line south of the river at Garnetts Farm. To escape an artillery crossfire, the Federal defenders from Maj. Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelmans III Corps refused their line along the river. The Confederates attacked again near Goldings Farm on the morning of June 28 but were easily repulsed. These fixing actions heightened the fear in the Union high command that an all out attack would be launched against them south of the river.